Flobots Workshop Gets Sterling Middle School Students Singing

STERLING — Students at Sterling Middle School celebrated music Friday. Flobots, a Denver-based alternative hip-hop group, visited the school to talk to students about the importance of music and sharing songs.

The band, which will close out the Pedal The Plains entertainment in Sterling today, is in town thanks to a new pilot program launched by Colorado Creative Industries. A new piece to the CCI music strategy, Detour “creates a model of music touring as a community-based sustainable and creatively rewarding practice,” according to a CCI release. “Detour will develop a sustainable touring model for musicians that connect communities through song-sharing and engagement.”

Sterling is one of 15 communities taking part in the inaugural Detour, which kicked off Sept. 2 in Pueblo. Flobots is participating in a series of workshops, concerts, festivals and community jams in appearances across the state, culminating with the PTP concert tonight. Read the rest of this article on the journaladvocate.com

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